Consider the following statements about Lingayat movement:

  1. The movement emphasised on casteless and classless society
  2. It was started in the 12th century by Guru Basaveshwara
  3. The leaders of this movement were only from Kannada speaking areas

  Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [A] 1 & 2 Only

Third statement is incorrect because the leaders of this movement were not only from Kannada speaking areas, but also from non Kannada speaking areas like Marathi, Tamil, Telugu and Malayalam.

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